Pamela Graham Elected President of SALALM


NEW YORK, April 16, 2007 Pamela Graham, Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian (of the Area Studies Division of Columbia University Libraries), has been elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Materials (SALALM) for 2007-2008. SALALM is the only national and international forum focused exclusively on collection development and services in libraries with Latin American collections.

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Pamela Graham is Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian at Columbia University Libraries (Area Studies Division), a post she has held since 1997. She is also a member of the Latin American North East Libraries Consortium (LANE) and the Latin American Studies Association (LASA), the largest professional association in the world for individuals and institutions engaged in the study of Latin America.

“Leadership of SALALM will expand Pamela’s opportunities to do what she is already doing so well: serving the field of Latin American Studies, and enhancing Columbia's stature within it,” said David Magier, Director of Area Studies.

Graham will begin serving her term as Vice-President/President-Elect at the fifty-second annual meeting of SALALM, April 26th- May 1st, 2007, at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.

Established in 1956, the Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin American Library Material’s primary mission is the control and dissemination of bibliographic information about all types of Latin American publications and the development of library collections of Latin Americana in support of educational research.

Columbia University Libraries is one of the top ten academic library systems in the nation, with 9.2 million volumes, over 65,650 serials, as well as extensive collections of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, and other nonprint formats. The collections and services are organized into 25 libraries, supporting specific academic or professional disciplines. Columbia Libraries employs more than 400 professional and support staff to assist faculty, students, and researchers in their academic endeavors. The Libraries’ website at http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/ is a gateway to its print and electronic collections and to its services.

The Libraries' Area Studies Division provides specialized collections and research support services through its world-region experts, such as Dr. Graham, who is responsible for the development of our well-known Latin American collections. For more information, please see: http://www.columbia.edu/cu/lweb/indiv/area/

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